Ling Pan (潘玲)


Postdoctoral Fellow
MILA (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms)

Email: penny.ling.pan [@] gmail [DOT] com pl17 [@] mails [DOT] tsinghua [DOT] edu [DOT] cn

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About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at MILA supervised by Prof. Yoshua Bengio. Prior to that, I received my Ph.D. from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) (headed by Prof. Andrew Yao), Tsinghua University in 2022, advised by Prof. Longbo Huang. I received my B.E. from the School of Computer Science and Engineering (ranking 1/435 for four consecutive years during my undergraduate study), Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou, China in 2017.

I visited Stanford University from April 2021 to January 2022, advised by Prof. Tengyu Ma. I visited University of Oxford from September 2020 to January 2021, advised by Prof. Shimon Whiteson. I was a research intern in the Machine Learning Group at Microsoft Research Asia from July 2018 to March 2019, advised by Dr. Wei Chen. I was also a recepient of Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship (2020).

Please feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in collaborating with me.

Research Interests

My research interests mainly include theoretical understanding, algorithmic improvements and practical application of generative flow networks (GFlowNets), reinforcement learning and multi-agent systems. I focus on developing robust, efficient, and practical deep reinforcement learning algorithms. I am also interested in the application of reinforcement learning in practical problems like computational sustainability and drug discovery.


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